William Roger Price appears often as soloist, composer, clinician and/or adjudicator in The United States and Europe (including Poland, Portugal, and France). One performance was broadcast by Radio/Television Portugal on six continents. In the US, he appeared twice on Performance Today, NPR’s nationally-broadcast radio program of live performances. He has performed with the Warsaw Philharmonic Orchestra, Orquestra Classica da Madeira, Solisti New York, The New York Amici, The Tulsa Philharmonic, The Oklahoma City Philharmonic, and the Bartlesville Symphony among others. For several years, Price performed as a member of Trio Tulsa, the University of Tulsa’s resident chamber ensemble. He also performs as a regular member of The Tulsa Camerata.
Recent appearances include performances at the Fryderyk Chopin University of Music in Warsaw, and in Zakopane, Poland, as well as in the Musée des beaux arts, Valenciennes, France. He was also soloist in Beethoven’s Concerto No. 5 in E flat in 2020 with The Bartlesville Symphony conducted by Lauren Green. He plans a solo recital that features the music of Chopin, Debussy, and Manuel Infante during the spring semester at The University of Tulsa.
Price has developed an international reputation as a composer of expressive and distinctively thoughtful works for orchestra, piano and orchestra, solo piano, chamber groups, choir, voice, and church ensembles. His music has been performed in the United States and many European countries incluing Ireland, Ukraine, Portugal, and Cypress. Price’s composition Mystic Images for two pianos received its European premiere in Funchal, Madeira, Portugal in December 2015, and his work “And Can it Be?” for chorus, soloists, and chamber ensemble was premiered in Bartlesville, Oklahoma. Price also conducted “And Can it Be” in a performance with the Cappella Singers and the University Symphony Orchestra of the University of Tulsa in 2018. Roger Price retired from the faculty of The University of Tulsa School of Music in 2021, where he held the position of Professor of Music (Piano and Composition) and Coordinator of Piano Studies. He continues teaching at TU in an adjunct capacity. He studied with master pianists Jose Sequeira Costa, Leon Fleisher, and Menahem Pressler in addition to the wonderful “teacher of teachers” Clarence Burg.